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Maidenbrook Farmhouse with Attached Barn and Walls, Cheddon Fitzpaine

Description: Maidenbrook Farmhouse with Attached Barn and Walls

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 April 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 270779

OS Grid Reference: ST2462326418
OS Grid Coordinates: 324623, 126418
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0322, -3.0763

Locality: Cheddon Fitzpaine
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA2 8TD

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Listing Text

(south side)
Maidenbrook Farmhouse
with attached barn and


Farmhouse. Early C17, C18 and C19. Mainly rough render on rubble, some exposed
rubble, some greensand slates in one gable wall, slated roofs, but tile on
attached outbuilding. A complex building with early cross wing at north end
nearest road a second crosswing to south, and the whole joined to form a broad
'U' plan; development of plan not known in detail. Entrance, or west front in 2
storeys, at ground floor a large C19 or C20 square bay to flat roof, and a
glazed door under front canopy on props. At eaves three small wood casements in
2:3:2 lights. Lofty brick stack to left gable. To right is gable end of south
block with deep verge and large external stack with pent-roofed offset or bread
oven to right. Small 2-light casement top left. To left is lofty rendered
stone boundary wall to about 2-8 metres, series of piers, tile coping. South
front has central stair projection with 3-light mullioned window with leading;
to left a canted bay with slate roof under 3-light casement, to right a door
under C20 porch, and projecting element under pent roof. Return front, to east,
has broad gable with 3-light casement at each level; set-back centre section
with French door under a 3-light casement in a flush gabled dormer and a small
light to eaves left. Small eaves stack to right, then lofty gable end brought
forward, with 2-light casement low right and single light first floor left. Two
brick ridge stacks to this transverse block, of which north wall is in
unrendered rubble. A small gabled single-storey outbuilding at right angles
continues with wide door in boundary wall linking to gabled barn in rubble with
pantile roof. This has early 2-light wood casement with shutters and large
sandstone quoins: a 5-step mounting block lies adjacent to the gable end. The
north front of the principal building has an early wide plank door in deep
reveals, facing a narrow courtyard to the barn, which has a further 2-light
shuttered mullioned opening on its south front. Main block has 3-light casement
at first floor and 2 laylights to roof; small attic light on west gable.
INTERIOR: many features of interest throughout the building include broad
chamfered beams with stops to kitchen in north wing, and heavy bressummer oven
boiler recess. The 'nursery' in upper level of north range has deep chamfered
beam within bold stop, 2 peaked-head doorways with thick plank and batten doors
and flat 4-centred fireplace with edge mould. West range has substantial
2-purlin and heavy principal roof structure. East range at north end has large
stone fireplace in very flat 4-centre, on moulded jambs and very deep flush
lintol. Interior not inspected, but information from slides provided by Taunton
Deane District Council. A very important farmhouse needing a full archaeo-
logical exploration; the exterior gives little evidence for the internal

Listing NGR: ST2462326418

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Source: English Heritage

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